Friday, July 09, 2010

Rafah smugglers sneak 48 cars into Gaza

On Wednesday, a parade of cars decorated so as to celebrate a wedding procession went through the streets of Egyptian Rafah, complete with singing women and children.

They drove right up to a new, large smuggling tunnel and 48 of them managed to drive through the tunnel to Gaza. Police who normally check all cars in the area for smuggling materials allowed the procession to go through. Police only became suspicious after a gunfight broke out between competing smugglers, stopping the procession.

The cars included new BMWs, Hyundais and Kias.